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Robert Hayes' Ratings and Endorsements

Vote Smart displays all known interest group ratings for each candidate and official, regardless of issue or bias.

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issue concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

With rare exceptions, Vote Smart displays interest group ratings as a 0-100 percentage. While many interest groups use percentages as ratings to begin with, please note that Vote Smart has translated some ratings to a percentage from a different rating system for consistency and ease in understanding. Please visit the group's website, email us at ratings@votesmart.org or call our Voter Information Hotline at 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
96%
1999-2000
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
100%
1999-2000
100%
1999
100%
2001
100%
2005-2006
67%
2000
91%
1999
83%
2007
88%
2001-2002
88%
2001-2002
33%
2003-2004
33%
2003-2004
30%
2001-2002
30%
2001-2002
67%
1999-2000
67%
1999-2000
100%
2007
Fence Sitter
2002
Fence Sitter
2002
11%
2003
0%
2001-2002
0%
2005
0%
2003-2004
0%
2001-2002
0%
2005-2006
11%
2003
0%
2001-2002
17%
2000
38%
2005-2006
38%
2005-2006
36%
2008
36%
2008
57%
2008
57%
2008
74%
2008
74%
2008
59%
2008
59%
2008
41%
2008
41%
2008
64.3%
2008
64.3%
2008
20%
2008
20%
2008
28.8%
2007
28.8%
2007
61%
2007
61%
2007
70%
2007
70%
2007
29%
2007
29%
2007
81%
2007
81%
2007
17%
2007
17%
2007
71.2%
2007
71.2%
2007
39%
2007
39%
2007
22.5%
2006
22.5%
2006
11%
2006
11%
2006
85%
2006
85%
2006
73%
2006
73%
2006
77.5%
2006
77.5%
2006
32%
2006
32%
2006
67%
2006
67%
2006
17%
2006
17%
2006
84%
2005
84%
2005
83%
2005
83%
2005
18%
2005
18%
2005
30%
2005
30%
2005
68%
2005
68%
2005
89%
2005
89%
2005
16%
2005
16%
2005
0%
2005
0%
2004
91%
2004
91%
2004
62%
2004
62%
2004
37%
2004
37%
2004
66%
2004
66%
2004
34%
2004
34%
2004
0%
2003
95%
2003
95%
2003
71%
2003
71%
2003
75%
2003
75%
2003
21%
2003
21%
2003
23%
2003
23%
2003
83%
2003
83%
2003
17%
2003
17%
2003
79%
2002
79%
2002
72%
2002
72%
2002
75%
2002
75%
2002
21%
2002
21%
2002
24%
2002
24%
2002
0%
2002
73%
2002
73%
2002
21%
2002
21%
2002
4%
2001
82%
2001
82%
2001
81%
2001
81%
2001
87%
2001
87%
2001
15%
2001
15%
2001
0%
2001
0%
2000
88%
2000
88%
2000
0%
2000
79%
2000
79%
2000
18%
2000
18%
2000
76%
2000
76%
2000
63%
1999
63%
1999
4%
1999
36%
1999
36%
1999
16%
1999
16%
1999
91%
1999
91%
1999
79%
1999
79%
1999
33%
2003
91%
2007-2008
83%
2003-2004
33
2007
80%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2001-2002
75%
2007
75%
2007
0%
2006
0%
2006
100%
2005-2006
93%
2003
93%
2003
86%
2003-2004
90%
2001-2002
80%
2007
100%
2003-2004
85%
2003-2004
85%
2003
31%
2003-2004
31%
2003-2004
0%
2003
0%
2003
9%
2001-2002
9%
2001-2002
27%
1999-2000
27%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
0%
2004
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
60
2007
0%
2006
0%
2005
0%
2004
33%
2003
0%
2006-2012
0%
2006-2012
0%
2005-2006
0%
2005-2006
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003-2004
0%
2001-2002
0%
2001-2002
0%
2001
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999
0%
2007
0%
2007
25%
2007
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
96%
1999-2000
97%
2004
100%
2005-2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
93%
2001-2002
100%
2000
25
2006
25
2006
0
2005
100%
2006
100%
2006
80%
2005
80%
2005
91%
2004
91%
2004
96%
2003
96%
2003
100%
2002
100%
2002
14%
2007
14%
2007
0%
2001-2002
19%
2007-2008
57%
2005-2006
100%
1998-2002
8%
2005
9%
2003-2004
0%
2001-2002
14%
1999-2000
7%
2006
7%
2006
8%
2005
8%
2005
0%
2004
0%
2004
0%
2003
0%
2003
0%
2002
0%
2002
0%
2001
0%
2001
0%
2000
0%
2000
9%
1999
9%
1999
17%
2007
80%
2007
0%
2006
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
96%
1999-2000
24%
2000
6%
1999
60
2007
0%
2006
0%
2005
0%
2004
33%
2003
0%
2002
50%
2007
0%
2005-2006
0%
2004
0%
2003
0%
2001-2002
0%
1999-2000
0%
1999-2000
31%
2003-2004
31%
2003-2004
0%
2003
0%
2003
9%
2001-2002
9%
2001-2002
27%
1999-2000
27%
1999-2000
83%
2003-2004
0%
2003-2004
0%
2003
0%
1999-2000
33
2007
0%
2005
0%
2003-2004
0%
2001-2002
83%
2007
0%
2004
25
2006
25
2006
0
2005
23%
2008
0%
2007
100%
2003
0%
2002
100%
2003-2004
100%
2003
100%
2001-2002
96%
1999-2000
100%
2004
100%
2003
100%
2002
100%
1999-2000
100%
2006
100%
2006
80%
2005
80%
2005
91%
2004
91%
2004
96%
2003
96%
2003
100%
2002
100%
2002
60%
1999-2000
80%
2007
0%
2006
14%
2007
14%
2007
80%
2005-2006
84%
2003-2004
83%
2001-2002
85%
1999-2000
58%
2006
55%
2005
49%
2004
61%
2003
52%
2002
61%
2001
59%
1999
87%
2005-2006
87%
2005-2006
62%
2007
42%
2005
61%
2005
80%
2005
53%
2004
70
2003
70
2003
70
2003
74
2002
74
2002
74
2002
75%
2001
64%
2000
36%
2001-2002
36%
2001-2002
14%
2001-2002
14%
2001-2002
22%
1999-2000
22%
1999-2000
60%
1999-2000
60%
1999-2000
2%
2007
50%
2006
13%
2005-2006
13%
2005-2006
0%
2001-2002
88%
2007-2008
16%
2005-2006
16%
2005-2006